This guitar scale reference contains the notes, formula, structure, and positions for the A Major Pentatonic scale. For an in-depth lesson on the major pentatonic scale, see Major Pentatonic Scale Positions.
Notes of A Major Pentatonic Scale
The A Major Pentatonic Scale contains three natural notes and two sharps.
A – B – C# – E – F#
|Intervals||Root||Major 2nd||Major 3rd||Perfect 5th||Major 6th|
The diagrams below outline the 5 CAGED positions for the A Major Pentatonic scale.
Parent and Relative Scales
Relative Minor of A Major Pentatonic: F# Minor Pentatonic | F# – A – B – C# – E
Parent Major of A Major Pentatonic: A Major Scale | A – B – C# – D – E – F# – G#